23 Jun 2020, 19:07
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23 Jun 2020, 16:13
Stavropol Krai medical workers report missing COVID-19 bonuses
Laboratory assistants at the Petrovsky District Hospital in the city of Svetlograd, in Stavropol Krai, report that they have not received promised bonuses for working with COVID-19 patients, local outlet Bloknot-Stavropol reports.
According to the report, an employee of the X-ray laboratory said that she and her colleagues work directly in the infectious diseases department, where patients with COVID-19 are placed.
23 Jun 2020, 14:58
Azerbaijan to provide financial assistance to unemployed from hardest-hit regions
The Azerbaijani government has announced they will provide ₼190 ($110) in assistance to unemployed citizens living in the regions of the country hardest hit by COVID-19.
The measure will cover residents of the cities of Baku, Sumgayit, Ganja, and Lankaran, and the Absheron, Yevlakh, Jalilabad, and Masalli districts.
According to the document adopted by the government, the payment will be provided after a re-evaluation of their employment status.
23 Jun 2020, 14:39
Karachay-Cherkessia starts lifting restrictions
Karachay-Cherkessia has begun the first stage of lifting anti-COVID-19 restrictions, the head of the republic Rashid Temrezov has announced.
Starting today, non-food stores with a floor space of up to 400 square metres, hairdressers, household services companies, dental clinics, and car services and repair shops are opening.
Inter-municipal passenger transport will also resume.
‘It’s the fourth day since the number of discharged patients has been greater than the number hospitalised,’ Temrezov said.
He said that 1,200 people were being tested per day and that a reserve hospital had been set aside which had still not admitted patients, which he said he hoped would not be needed.
23 Jun 2020, 12:27
Mariam Nikuradze gives interview with Media Checker
OC Media co-founder and co-director Mariam Nikuradze recently sat down with Georgian media watchdog Media Checker to speak about how the pandemic has affected the organisation’s work.
She spoke about the changes to the team’s workflow under the State of Emergency, and the increased pressure the pandemic has put the team under.
She also addressed the unique challenges of working in the North Caucasus, Azerbaijan, and conflict regions, including the difficulty in verifying information.
Nikuradze also discussed OC Media’s newly launched reader-funding revenue model, which you can find out more about at: oc-media.org/support_us
You can read the whole interview (in Georgian) on mediachecker.ge.
23 Jun 2020, 11:55
Pashinyan: no patients left waiting for hospitalisation
Armenian PM Nikol Pashinyan has said there are no coronavirus patients waiting at home to be hospitalised. In his statement on Facebook on Tuesday, he also warned that the healthcare system did have limitations.
‘Remember, 15 out of 100 new infected people will inevitably be hospitalised, five of whom will inevitably end up in the intensive care unit, two of whom will unfortunately die despite all efforts’, said Pashinyan.
He called on the public to wear face masks, keep social distancing, and regularly wash hands.
As of 23 June, 20,588 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Armenia; 9,131 patients have recovered and 477 have died.
23 Jun 2020, 11:55
Welcome to OC Media’s coronavirus live updates for Monday, 22 June. We will be bringing you the latest news on the COVID-19 pandemic from around the Caucasus.
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- Armenian COVID-19 ‘fake news’ site was funded by US
- ‘A lost year’ — How the global pandemic has hit Azerbaijan’s economy
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- Man disappears in Grozny after returning to be with family during pandemic
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